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British Dictionary definitions for pylorectomy


noun plural -mies
  1. the surgical removal of all or part of the pylorus, often including the adjacent portion of the stomach (partial gastrectomy)
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Examples from the Web for pylorectomy

Historical Examples

  • Cancer of the pylorus and pylorectomy executed at the Mayo Clinic.

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pylorectomy in Medicine


  1. Surgical removal of the pylorus.gastropylorectomy pylorogastrectomy
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